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Dr. Michael E. Brooks

Position: Lecturer, History Department
Phone: 419-372-8333
Email: mebrook@bgsu.edu
Address: Williams Hall 139

Expertise in Academic Disciplines: European expansion, imperialism, epidemiological history, history of American hate groups           

Expertise in cultures/nations/languages: Familiarity with western European cultures and nations; expertise in Portuguese colonial history

Languages Spoken: Fluent in Spanish; limited fluency in Portuguese, Russian, and French

Serves as mentor on academic projects: Yes

Directs experiential learning (Internships or community-based learning projects): Yes

 

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Dr. Kitty S.C. Burroughs

Position: Senior Lecturer, English-General Studies Writing
Phone: 419-372-0539
Email: sburrou@bgsu.edu
Address: East Hall 325

Expertise in Academic Disciplines:                                              

Developmental Writing Specialist. Research interests are in the areas of author-audience relationships, developmental education, and second language writing in composition studies.

Expertise in cultures/nations/languages:

I’m originally from Malaysia, a multi-race country, so I’m familiar with the diverse cultures in Malaysia. In terms of race, I’m Chinese—2nd generation Chinese in Malaysia.

Languages Spoken: English, Cantonese (a dialect of Chinese), and Malay.

Serves as mentor on academic projects:  I’ve been a mentor to graduate students in the English Department, to new instructors in the General Studies Writing Program, and to visiting teachers from China.

Directs experiential learning (Internships or community-based learning projects): None so far.

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Dr. Sungho Cho

Position: Associate Professor, School of HMSLS
Phone: 419-372-6902
Email: scho@bgsu.edu
Address: Eppler Center 225

Expertise in Academic Disciplines: Legal aspects of sport management         

Expertise in cultures/nations/languages: Korea/Korean

Languages Spoken: English/Korean

Serves as mentor on academic projects: Sport Management Projects

Directs experiential learning (Internships or community-based learning projects): Every summer I have supervised student interns in sport business sites

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Dr. Lawrence Coates

Position: Chair/Professor, English Department
Phone: 419-372-2111
Email: coatesl@bgsu.edu
Address: East Hall 446 or East Hall 213

Expertise in Academic Disciplines:   Creative Writing                                  

Expertise in cultures/nations/languages:  I have lived in Spain and France, and I have traveled extensively in Mexico

Languages Spoken: Spanish; French

Serves as mentor on academic projects:  I have served as mentor for Honors theses.

Directs experiential learning (Internships or community-based learning projects): Not at this point.

 

 

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Dr. Lynda Dee Dixon, Ph.D.

Position: Professor, Department of Communication
Phone: 419-372-7172
Email: lyndad@bgsu.edu
Address: Kuhlin Center 305

Expertise in Academic Disciplines:Communication, emphases in culture (American Indian, African American), Research about women’s health with specific emphases in culture, underserved populations, bias and prejudice affecting people in education, health, work, etc., English (American, English literature, and American Indian contemporary literature, teaching middle school, secondary, community college, 4 year bachelor colleges, and doctoral programs as professor, advisor, coordinator, University of New Mexico, Indiana University South  Bend, and BGSU since 1996, previously affiliated with American Culture program and Women’s Studies             

Expertise in cultures/nations/languages: American Indian with studies of Indian Health Service in the 50 states (I am enrolled Cherokee.), travel and observations of health care in China, Spain, and England, and presentations in Spain, China, and England.

Languages Spoken: only English

Serves as mentor on academic projects: Graduate Students in studies on culture, effects of Alzheimer’s disease on families and community relationships with presentations at regional and international conferences, American Indian (Native American Unity Council-founder/advisor, directed cultural adaptation for international teaching assistants at the University of Oklahoma), and participant and attendee for the various cultural and other types of cultural events on our campus, and I have some required and some volunteer requirements each semester for students.  

 

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Dr. Cynthia Ducar

Position: Associate Professor, Department of Romance and Classical Studies
Phone: 419-372-7152
Email: cmducar@bgsu.edu
Address: Shatzel 223

Expertise in Academic Disciplines: Heritage Language Pedagogy, Second Language Acquisition, Sociolinguistics

Expertise in cultures/nations/languages: Spanish

Languages Spoken: English, Spanish

Serves as mentor on academic projects: Yes

Directs experiential learning (Internships or community-based learning projects): Not yet

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Dr. Benjamin Greene

Position: Assistant Professor, Department of History
Phone: 419-372-9477
Email: greeneb@bgsu.edu
Address: Williams 142

Expertise in academic disciplines: History with concentration on American foreign relations and international affairs; American foreign policy, cultural diplomacy, The Cold War, war and society

Expertise in cultures/nations/languages: Retired U.S. Army officer who served overseas for 8 years, primarily in western Europe, but also in Afghanistan. Served as a speechwriter and foreign policy advisor for US European Command's efforts to enhance relations with the German public.

Languages Spoken: English, German (novice)

Serves as mentor on academic projects: Yes for mentoring senior capstone projects

 

 

 

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Dr. Christina Guenther

Position: Associate Professor, Department of German, Russian, East Asian Languages
Phone: 419-372-7589
Email: cguenth@bgsu.edu
Address: Shatzel Hall 111

Expertise in Academic Disciplines:  Contemporary Austria and Germany, Holocaust Studies, Memory Studies, and Gender Studies                         

Expertise in cultures/nations/languages:  German/ Austrian

Languages Spoken: English and German (native speaker), French (Intermediate),  Japanese cultural proficiency and intermediate-low linguistic proficiency

Serves as mentor on academic projects: Migration studies, memory studies, pedagogy, Holocaust, and anything related to German/ Austrian culture, film and literature

 Directs experiential learning (Internships or community-based learning projects): Have directed the AYA Austria Program 7 times (6 full academic years and 1 semester)

Taught service-learning course in Austria a number of times and co-organizer of Embracing Global Engagement Conference, taught German Drmaa Workshop and produced half a dozen plays on campus, performed in German.

 

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Dr. Heather Jordan

Position: Instructor, General Writing Studies, English
Phone: 419-372-4657
Email: hljorda@bgsu.edu
Address: East Hall 435

Expertise in Academic Disciplines:   My official PhD is in Rhetoric and Technical Communication, and I am a full time Writing  faculty here at Bowling Green State University with specific expertise in Literacy Studies and Multimodal Communication. I often have international students in my courses, and I encourage them to draw on their own specific expertise in the projects that we do. 

Languages Spoken:  English

Serves as mentor on academic projects: Yes

 Directs experiential learning (Internships or community-based learning projects):  Not yet, but I am very interested in doing so and would love to bounce around ideas.

 

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Dr. Bob Du Lee

Position: Associate Professor, Department of HMSLS
Phone: 419-372-2396
Email: bdlee@bgsu.edu
Address: Eppler South 114B

Expertise in Academic Disciplines:  Special Event Planning for Older Adults, Information Technology and older adults’ later life, Tourism development in China             

Expertise in cultures/nations/languages: Chinese

Languages Spoken: Chinese

Directs experiential learning (Internships or community-based learning projects):  Service learning projects to serve senior citizens in local community

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Dr. Lucy M. Long, Ph.D.

Position: Adjunct Instructor American Culture Studies, Tourism, Leisure, Event Planning, Ethnic Studies
Email: lucyl@bgsu.edu

Expertise in Academic Disciplines:  Folklore and Folklife, Food Studies, Cultural Anthropology, Ethnomusicology, Sociolinguistics, Ethnic Studies, International Studies, American Culture Studies, Anthropology of Tourism (Culinary Tourism), Sustainability studies

Expertise in cultures/nations/languages: Ireland, Northwest Spain, Ethnic groups in US—particularly Korean and Vietnamese but others as well

Languages Spoken: English.  Familiarity with but no longer have facility in Korean, Vietnamese, Bahasa Indonesian, Urdu, French, Spanish.

Serves as mentor on academic projects: Numerous undergraduate projects and graduate theses and dissertations at BGSU and universities around the world—folklore, popular culture, food studies, social history, etc.

Directs experiential learning (Internships or community-based learning projects):  Numerous service learning projects, including Bowling Green Foodways Traditions Expo and Culinary Tourism Trail.  Event planning students worked with community non-profits to put on events.  Numerous projects in K-12 schools.

 

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Dr. Rebecca Mancuso

Position: Associate Professor, Department of History
Phone: 419-372-7424
Email: rmancus@bgsu.edu
Address: Williams Hall Room 22

Expertise in Academic Disciplines: History of Canada, History of US, Public History         

Expertise in cultures/nations/languages: Canada, France

Languages Spoken: English, some French

Serves as mentor on academic projects: Internships in public history

Directs experiential learning (Internships or community-based learning projects): University of Michigan - Dearborn Ottawa Political Internship Program, 2014-Present, Current vice president of the board of trustees, Wood County Historical Society and Museum

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Dr. Shannon K. Orr, Ph.D.

Position: Associate Professor, Department of Political Science
Phone: 419-372-7593
Email: skorr@bgsu.edu
Address: Williams Hall 118

Expertise in Academic Disciplines:  Climate Change, United Nations negotiations,  Asian carp (invasive species), national parks     

Serves as mentor on academic projects: Yes

Directs experiential learning (Internships or community-based learning projects): Yes

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Dr. Megan Rancier

Position: Instructor, Department of Musicology, Composition, Theory
Phone: 419-372-1030
Email: mrancie@bgsu.edu
Address: Moore Musical Arts Center 2144

Expertise in Academic Disciplines: Ethnomusicology                 

 Expertise in cultures/nations/languages:  Central Asian and Turkic cultures (particularly Kazakhstan)

Languages Spoken: Russian, Kazakh

Serves as mentor on academic projects:  Not currently

Directs experiential learning (Internships or community-based learning projects): Not currently

 

 

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Dr. Katerina Ruedi Ray

Position: Director/Professor, School of Art
Phone: 419-372-2786
Email: krray@bgsu.edu
Address: Fine Arts Center 1000

Expertise in Academic Disciplines:   20th century international architectural history and theory , European cultural history and theory, Bauhaus history, History of Chicago modernist architecture, Critical Social History           

Expertise in cultures/nations/languages: Czech history, culture, education and Czech language. 20th C German cultural history and German language. Central and Eastern European history, culture and education.  

Languages Spoken: German, Czech, Some Italian

Serves as mentor on academic projects: None at present

Directs experiential learning (Internships or community-based learning projects): Supervision of internships (in the past) at The Arts Commission, Toledo

 

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Dr. Nathan E. Richardson

Position: Chair/Professor, Department of Romance and Classical Studies
Phone: 419-372-8043
Email: nrichar@bgsu.edu
Address: Shatzell Hall 205

Expertise in Academic Disciplines: Professor of Spanish            

Expertise in cultures/nations/languages: Contemporary Spanish History, Literature, Film, Culture; Secondary expertise in Latin American literature and culture.

Languages Spoken: Spanish, near native, Italian, reading and some speaking, French, reading,  Portuguese, reading

Serves as mentor on academic projects: Hoskins Scholarship Mentor

Directs experiential learning (Internships or community-based learning projects): Former study abroad director & advisor, BGSU Spain; Co-editor, BloGoteca de Babel (student research journal); The Hoskins Papers Editor, International ResearchScape Journal

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Dr. Raymond I. Schuck

Position: Associate Professor, Humanities, Firelands Campus
Phone: 419-372-0929
Email: rschuck@bgsu.edu
Address: 324A George Mylander Hall, BGSU Firelands

Expertise in Academic Disciplines: Communication, Popular Culture, American Culture Studies  

Languages Spoken: English

Serves as mentor on academic projects: Yes

 

 

 

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Dr. Sheri Wells-Jensen

Position: Associate Professor, English Department
Phone: 419-372-8935
Email: swellsj@bgsu.edu
Address: East Hall 423

Expertise in Academic Disciplines: Linguistics, TESOL

Languages Spoken: Advanced Spanish, Intermediate Chinese, novice Japanese, German, Hawaiian and Oroha

 

 

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Dr. Jane V. Wheeler

Position: Associate Professor, Management
Phone: 970-560-1998
Email: jvwheel@bgsu.edu
Address: Business Administration 3008B

Expertise in Academic Disciplines:   Organizational Behavior, Organization Development, Leadership, Teamwork                     

  Expertise in cultures/nations/languages: English           

Languages Spoken: English

Serves as mentor on academic projects: Willing to serve

Directs experiential learning (Internships or community-based learning projects): Absolutely- in most of my courses.

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Dr. Arthur Yeh

Position: Chair/Professor, Applied Statistics and Operations Research
Phone: 419-372-8386
Email: byeh@bgsu.edu
Address: Business Administration 349

Expertise in Academic Disciplines: Statistics, Analytics       

Expertise in cultures/nations/languages: Taiwanese/Taiwan/Chinese, Taiwanese

Languages Spoken: English, Mandarin Chinese, Taiwanese

 Serves as mentor on academic projects: I have served as the interim director of the Center for Business Analytics. In that role, I have worked with graduate students and faculty members across the university helping them with statistical problems. I have also worked with corporations on statistical projects, typically serving as the faculty advisor of students working on these projects.

Directs experiential learning (Internships or community-based learning projects): I have served as faculty advisor of mostly graduate students who interned at corporations.

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Dr. Yu Zhou

Position: Associate Professor, Geography Program
Phone: 419-372-7828
Email: yzhou@bgsu.edu
Address: Hanna Hall 209

Expertise in Academic Disciplines: Geography, Cartography, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Remote Sensing             

Expertise in cultures/nations/languages: China 

Languages Spoken: Chinese                                     

Serves as mentor on academic projects: The Residential Faculty Mentor Internship Advisor for Geography, Many spatial-based projects.                     

 Directs experiential learning (Internships or community-based learning projects): Service Learning courses of  Geog 3210 (Cartography) and Geog 4240 (GIS)

                                                                                                                       

 

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Dr. V. Jane Rosser

Position: Director, Center for Community & Civic Engagement/Academic Affairs
Phone: 419-372-9865
Email: jrosser@bgsu.edu
Address: Hayes Hall 301

Expertise in Academic Disciplines: Higher Education & Student Affairs, Civic Engagement, Gender, Sexuality & Women’s Studies, Political Science  

Expertise in cultures/nations/languages: Worked in international higher education in the United Kingdom. Leadership with professional network developing services for international students in the UK and Europe

 Languages Spoken: English

Serves as mentor on academic projects: Has served on Master’s and Dissertation committees in Higher Education and Student Affairs, Gender, Sexuality & Women’s Studies, American Culture Studies, and Communication. An interest in qualitative methodology, feminist theory and praxis, and grassroots activism.

 Directs experiential learning (Internships or community-based learning projects): Directs a Center for Community & Civic Engagement

Training and consulting on community based learning and campus/community partnerships

Leadership experience with grass roots community organizing and social justice initiatives

Extensive experience with education abroad and international education program design and management